REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JUNE 26
A record 108 new COVID-19 cases reported in Washoe County
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 108 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County, the highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day. The previous record was 90 cases set on June 24.
Active COVID-19 cases in Washoe County also reached a new high with 806, breaking the record of 748 on June 24.
This influx is not a result of laboratory backlog or any large facility outbreak.
“The increase is tied to people going back to their normal, everyday, pre-COVID-19 activities,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer for Washoe County. “Our contact tracers are seeing small, widespread clusters related to residents congregating with people outside their household.”
The two largest single-day increases in Washoe County have occurred in the last three days. Community transmission of COVID-19 is rampant in Washoe County and the most common activities among COVID-19-positive cases are:
- Going to work while sick
- Attending indoor and outdoor family/friend gatherings
- Retail shopping, including the grocery store
- Restaurant dining
- Parties (Bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, weddings)
The Incident Management team and the Washoe County Health District strongly support Governor Sisolak’s directive that requires Nevadans and visitors to wear face coverings when in public. See the directive guidance here. Face coverings, proper handwashing and social distancing are three key behaviors residents are advised to observe in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. Below are the day’s COVID-19 statistics:
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 2,512 (+108 from 6/25)
- Deaths: 74 (+0)
- Recoveries: 1,632 (+40)
- Active cases: 806 (+68)
- Currently hospitalized: 74 (-3)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 204 (+9)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of June 26: 47,412 (+699 since 6/25)
Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.
Hospital bed and ventilator information
According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of June 26, 2020:
- 79 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since June 25)
- 55 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+9%)
- 17 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, www.COVID19Washoe.com, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.